RCA WRW2505K Use And Care Manual page 19

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PROBLEM
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s Washeroverloaded.Clothescannotmovefreelyto loosenand removesoil, causing
grayappearance.Followcorrectloadingproceduresfor sizeof load.
@ Impropersoakingwith insufficient d etergent,UsuWya 30-minutesoakis suficient.
klowever, w henusingextendedsoaksfor heavilysoiledgarmentsyoumayneedto use
twicethe recommendedamountofdetergent.
@ ~Jseof soapin hard water.Switchto a phosphatedetergent,or followsixstepsat the
bottomof page 18.
@ Washing too longmayresultin increasedsoildeposition.Use shorterwashtimesfor
smallerloads.
~ Detergentdissolvestoo slowly.Detergentn~ust b e presentin the washsolutionat the
startof agitation.Seepage 13.
~Torestoregrayedclothes,followoneof theseprocedures:
1. ~t clothesin washer.Fill withH~ water.CheckManufacturers' C areLabelsto
determineif hot wateris suitablefor garment.
@ Adda non-precipitating typeof watersoftenersuchas Calgonwithphosphate—
use2Yz timesas muchas youneedfor normalwatersoftening.
~ Do not use detergentor soap.
~Allowclothesto go throughcompletecycle.
~Repeat,if necessary.
2. If youpreferto use the SoakSetting,seepage 8. Use the watersoftenerin placeof
soakagentor prewashdetergentand allowclothesto soakfor about20 minutes.
@ Incompleteremovalof bodysoildueto constantuse of insufficientdetergent.Check
hemof T-shirtor pillowcase. If theyare whiteandcenteris yellow,it containsbody
oil. Restorewhitenessfollowingprocedureson "GrayedClothes;'above.
~ Chlorinebleachmayyellowsomefabricswithresinfinishes.Use oxygenbleach
(suchas Clorox2 brand). Referto GarmentManufacturers' C are Instructions.Restore
colorusingcolorremover(suchas Rit or Tintexbrands),followpackagedirections.
@ Iron or manganesein watermaycauseoverallyellowingor yellowspots.
1. Use extradetergentplusa non-precipitating w atersoftenerdissolvedin water
beforeaddingclothes.Use non-chlorinebleach.
2. Havea specialfilteror chemicalfeederinstiled in yourhometo removeiron and
manganesefrom water.
3. Runhot waterfor a fewminutesto cleanironresiduebuildupin lines;drainwater
heateroccasionally.
4. Toren~ove spots: spreadstainedportionoverpan of boilingwaterandsqueeze
lemonjuice throughstain. Toremoveovemi~ yeliow,use a commerciallyavailable
rust scaleremover,followingpackageinstructions.If porcelaindamagecan occur,
do notuse in the washer;use a plasticcontainer.
Improperuse of fabricsofiener.Neverpour fabricsoftenerdirectlyon clothes;always
dilutebeforeaddingto rinsewater.Seepage15.Toremovestim: dampenstainedarea
andmb withundiluted fiquiddetergent. R .e-wash, usingc~otie bleachif safefor tibric.
Somefabricswill shrinkwhetherwashedin a washeror by hand;othersmaybe safely
washedbut will shrinkin a dryer. FollowGarmentManufacturers' C areInstructions
exactly.If in doubt, do not machinewashor dry.
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